Dog-friendly pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Food and Drink, Pet friendly

Posted by Kate W on 1st June 2021

Dog-friendly pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire 

After getting muddy paws and boots trekking the terrain of the magnificent Peak District and Derbyshire countryside, you and your best waggy-tailed friend deserve to find the perfect place to rest and refuel.

At these dog-friendly pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire, the whole pack is welcome. Tuck into British classics, try dishes with unique twists and share a pint of award-winning real ale while your pup tucks into a doggy treat of its own.

After lunch, head off on another Peak District dog walk nearby or pick a dog-friendly attraction in this spectacular county. If you’re heading further afield, we've even created a guide to our favourite dog-friendly pubs in the UK for more tasty pit stops!

And if you’re looking for somewhere to rest weary legs, you can find a dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Peak District that both you and your four-pawed pup will love.

Dog-friendly Peak District cottages


The Navigation, Buxworth

The Navigation, Buxworth

Arrive by foot, bicycle or even narrowboat at The Navigation, set right beside the historic Bugsworth Canal Basin.

This charming, dog-friendly pub in the west of the Peak District and Derbyshire is a delightful place for a bite, with a range of rooms for dining or socialising in - from a beer garden to a games room.

Highlights:

  • A menu especially for dogs, with delicious choices including lamb kibble
  • Set on the banks of the Bugsworth Canal Basin
  • Try their famous big breakfast

Buxworth cottages


Ye Olde Nags Head, Castleton

Ye Olde Nags Head, Castleton

Ye Olde Nags Head is a delightful, dog-friendly pub in Castleton dating back to the 17th century. It oozes rustic charm and offers a sumptuous menu that includes sirloin steak, halloumi and courgette skewers, and cauliflower curry.

Roaring fires and a cosy and welcoming space ensure this pub is a great choice for pups and their families to dine out.

Highlights:

  • A 6.5-mile walking route to Mam Tor, also known as the ‘Shivering Mountain’
  • Surrounded by historic cottages and local scenery
  • Roaring fires throughout during chilly months

Castleton cottages


Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford

Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford

Around 800 metres from the sparkling waters and grand views of the Ladybower Reservoir and Bamford Edge, this dog-friendly Peak District pub is a great rest stop for both two- and four-legged walkers.

The Yorkshire Bridge Inn is a family-owned, award-winning pub. You could dine on their beer-battered fresh haddock or their aptly-named dam burger, with sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

Highlights:

  • The bar is well stocked with dog treats for your four-pawed friends
  • Just 800 metres from Ladybower Reservoir and Bamford Edge
  • Set at the top of Matlock, with views from the garden

Bamford cottages


The Wheatsheaf, Bakewell

The Wheatsheaf, Bakewell

In the heart of Bakewell, or ‘Pudding Country’ as the locals call it, sits this delightful, dog-friendly pub. Cool and contemporary, The Wheatsheaf is just north of Chatsworth House and offers outdoor seating as well as stylish indoor seating for all the family.

Head to this dog-friendly pub in Bakewell for afternoon tea, a full three-course meal or a light lunch amid your Peak District adventures.

Highlights:

  • Excellent surroundings – the epic dog walks and quaint cottages of Bakewell are hard to beat
  • Stylish, contemporary interiors
  • Music, sports and events throughout the year

Bakewell cottages


The Prince of Wales, Baslow

Rowley’s at the Prince of Wales, Baslow

Rowley's at the Prince of Wales in Baslow, just down the road from dog-friendly Bakewell pub The Wheatsheaf, is a sophisticated stopping point with smart seating, stylish wallpaper and tiling, and a varied menu to try.

Take your pick of their carefully crafted dishes like cider slow-braised pig cheek, Baslow beef burger, or teriyaki aubergine.

Highlights:

  • There’s a water barrel of 'Mutts Nuts IPA’ to keep four-pawed pals refreshed
  • Take a stroll along the banks of the River Wye
  • A stand-out menu of unique and varied dishes

Baslow cottages


The Sycamore Inn, Matlock

The Sycamore Inn, Matlock

With wood burners, a beer garden and a real country atmosphere, this dog-friendly pub in Matlock is an excellent place for our four-pawed friends to feel safe and cosy during a meal out.

Pop by The Sycamore Inn at lunchtime with your dog in tow for a tasty cheese toastie or one of their jacket potato options, or plan an evening visit for a superb curry or locally sourced rump steak.

Highlights:

Matlock cottages


The Stepping Stones Pub, Ashbourne

The Stepping Stones Pub, Ashbourne

Although dogs are only welcome in the bar area, there’s a lovely beer garden at this Ashbourne pub that your canine chum will love. 

If you have youngsters and a dog joining you on your dinner out, The Stepping Stones Pub has a wonderful outdoor space complete with a play area, so the kids can play, the grown-ups can catch up and the dog can snooze beneath the table.

Highlights:

  • Play park in the beer garden for youngsters
  • Close to the famed Dovedale Valley, a dog-friendly attraction that's great for all the family
  • Bring the bikes and cycle the Tissington Trail before dinner

Ashbourne cottages


The Miners Arms, Hundall

The Miners Arms, Hundall

This family-run pub has won CAMRA awards for its excellent real ale selection, so if you love a pint make sure you plan a dinner out with your dog to this traditional country establishment.

Low beamed ceilings, stone walls and original fireplaces show the age and heritage of The Miners Arms, while their five real ales selection is made up of Abbeydale Moonshine, Welbeck Red Feather, plus three other guest ales.

Highlights:

  • A dog treat machine, with the proceeds going to Thornberry Animal Sanctuary
  • A true walker’s pub claiming ‘dogs, walkers and muddy boots very welcome’
  • Real ales and ciders served up at this award-winning dog-friendly pub  

Chesterfield cottages


The Scotsman’s Pack Country Inn, Hathersage

The Scotsman’s Pack Country Inn, Hathersage

With a quaint beer garden right beside the river, the Scotsman's Pack Country Inn is an unforgettable spot for summertime dining while you listen to the water bubbling by.

Sit outside on the patio with the dog at your feet and pergola overhead, or snuggle up inside on cosy seating beside a roaring fireplace which creates a homely atmosphere. The pub has events throughout the year and a hearty menu of homecooked, locally-sourced delights.

Highlights:

  • Close to the unforgettable dog walks of Stanage Edge, Kinder Low or Millstone Edge
  • Riverside location perfect for al fresco dining on sunny days
  • The fireplace is perfect for drying wet and muddy paws

Hathersage cottages


The Greyhound, Derby

The Greyhound, Derby

Named in honour of our four-legged friend, The Greyhound is an 18th-century, dog-friendly pub in Derby bursting with cool style and a calendar of events throughout the year, so check ahead to see what’s on during your Derbyshire visit.

Mexican influences offer something different from your classic country cuisine, with Buffalo wings, nachos and patties on the menu here.

Highlights:

  • Cool and full of style
  • City centre location – why not pop to the shops or visit Markeaton Park after lunch?
  • A menu packed with beef burgers and dirty fries

Derby cottages


Map of dog-friendly pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Find a watering hole to suit you and your canine companion on our map of top dog-friendly pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire. 


Peak District and Derbyshire cottages

When you’ve enjoyed a meal out in one of these dog-friendly pubs in Derbyshire, you’ll need a cosy cottage to return to where you and your four-pawed pup can unwind.

We have a blog detailing a few of our top dog-friendly cottages in the Peak District where you’re sure to find holiday inspiration. Otherwise, head straight over to our wide and varied collection to find your perfect cottage stay.

Take your pick from dog-friendly retreats with hot tubs, family accommodation for the whole pack, and large properties for big group getaways. Plan your exciting dog-friendly holiday to the Peak District and Derbyshire today.

Dog-friendly Peak District cottages


Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.